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help! before i do the shave...

By Charlie Boston, 2012-07-19

Hi there,

Im a newbie to dreading, a friend recently cut hers off as she was having a baby?? (not sure there what her dreads were going to do to her baby but anyway). As soon as I met her I knew I wanted to dread my hair it felt so natural! we've know each other for nearly a year now so Ive been keen on getting my hair to dread for a while. When i decided a few months ago I turned into an impatient child... When I decide on something I'm normally ready and I go for it but I had short hair, not short for me but extremely short for dreads! So for the past few months I have been patiently nurturing my hair and helping it grow.... probably not with all the crap Im putting in it to be honest! anyway.. I looked at the websites, looked at knotty boy and dreadheadHQ, the latter having me more sold but still sold. Then I stumbled upon these forums and you've stolen it from them all!

I not only want, I NEED advice on how do I start this without looking like a compete bum to work etc and how can I speed up the process yet still be natural and get the best looking natural dreads possible?!!! Im not asking too much am I ha ha ha. Oh lamens terms if possible, newbie :-)

dedicated "ready to be dreaded" dj Charlie B

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Ready for dreads just a few questions

By Michael Engbersen, 2012-07-18

my hair is about 5 - 6 inches long so im pretty sure its long enough now. What i want to ask is what is the best way to dye or bleach my hair blonde before dreading? My hair is brown naturally but I want to blonde it before dreading. Any help is welcome

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Are you gunna brush your hair?

By Amanda12, 2012-07-18

asked my mother! lol.

What do you want dreadlocks?


You look like a messy hippy!


Can you like brush your hair?

Umm nope.

So what your never gunna wash your hair?

Im not gunna brush it, but I wash it!

What are you gunna do when you cant get a comb though your hair?

Not brush it...



NO really brush your freakin hair.

Haha NO!

Are you really always gunna be a dirty hippy?

:D yeah :D

Yup its true, I saw my mom today! She noticed my crazy ass hair. lol

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We should learn from our dreads

By Andrea Rosario, 2012-07-17

Born naked into this world

we stood alone

though surounded by others

wewere condition to be what society dictated we be

But some

broughtus freedom

set us to dance

stripped away the residue of society

Every color

every size and shape

reaching for echother

joining we grow stronger

We are one

we are many

we are free

and we thank you.

love, your dreads

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I look like a crazy lady; I feel BEAUTIFUL!

By Amanda12, 2012-07-17

My hair has crazy knotted volume and I love it! But my best friend thinks I look like crap. lol. She doesnt know my goal of this matted mess resembling dreadlocks someday. I am not ready to tell people. Its my thing. People will find out in time, but this isnt for them. I feel more beautiful everyday and I realize I look like a crazy homeless lady but I like it. I have completly let go of typical ideas of beauty. I have always been about 140lbs and I have always felt bigger than I want. I have had 2 children and look bigger now than I ever have been. But I feel great. I feel beautiful. I am changing my views of not only my hair but my entire body.

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newbie!!! hahaha

By derek3, 2012-07-16
I'm in my final week of preparation. I am so excited. its been such an exciting journey.
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.... A little while later........

By BlasphemyBlack, 2012-07-16

so after about a month of neglect ive taken some of my natural sections and twist and ripped some more dreads into the underside of my hair. not particularly neatly or tighly, more as just a rough guide!! will gradualy work my way up my head and then leave it the hell alone!!!

here it goes.....

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Want to help, you just visit one or more of these web sites that i put together.

By Terrance Lynn Williams, 2012-07-16

You know I love helping people. Here are a few websites that I put up just to help people around the globe.
Checkout the following links, thank you Terrance

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Wondering if this person is on here,

By Rainbow Fortune, 2012-07-15

or any of you know him.

I just read Earthstudios'discussion in Escaping Babylon group, and I remembered someone I met in June 2007.

I was sitting in the center of my town (Subotica, Serbia), and there was a guy with long dreads, so we started up a conversation with him. His name is Andrew, he is from California, and had started traveling the world a few years back. He started his journey with short hair, and had dreads down to his lower back when we met him (if I remember the length correctly). His hair was blond, or light brown.

He told us about sunsets in California, and about the places he has traveled. During that summer, we all wanted to be him, he was the coolest person we have met so far.

He also may be known as meta4.

The last thing I know of him is that he was in Rijeka, Croatia on June 19, 2007.

I completely forgot all about this, until I read that discussion. And since he was such an inspiration for us 17 year old rebels, I would like to know where he is, and how he's doing now, 5 years later. :)

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♥ Henna

By Ariel Loveless, 2012-07-13

A month ago for the first time I dyed my hair with henna. I absolutely love it. The change + difference I felt and feel right now in my hair compared to using chemical dyes is astonishing, I almost never want to go back to using chemicals.. almost. I used Lush's Caca Rouge Henna [[ the most expensive hair dye I ever bought ] it smells so goooood and does wonders.

Today I used what was left of it on my hair. Now the first time I did this I used 4 squares of it, applied without a hair dye brush, I just meshed it all over my head with my hands wearing rubber gloves. I was worried there wouldn't be enough henna to saturate my head fully so I decided to use a hair dye brush this time to conserve and evenly apply the henna. Not only was it more efficient but to my surprise the two squares left was more than enough! Makes me wish I had used 2 squares to start with and a hair dye brush because then I'd still have some henna to use for another time. Oh well. (~.~)



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